The Sulu Zone, 1768-1898

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-12-01
  • Publisher: Singapore Univ Pr
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First published in 1981, The Sulu Zone has become a classic in the field of Southeast Asian History. The book deals with a fascinating geographical, cultural and historical "border zone" centered on the Sulu and Celebes Seas between 1768 and 1898, and its complex interactions with China and the West. The author examines the social and cultural forces generated within the Sulu Sultanate by the China trade, namely the advent of organized, long distance maritime slave raiding and the assimilation of captives on a hitherto unprecedented scale into a traditional Malayo-Muslim social system.

Author Biography

James Francis Warren is Professor of Southeast Asian Modern History at Murdoch University, having previously held positions at the Australian National University and Yale University

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. viii
List of Mapsp. viii
List of Illustrationsp. ix
List of Appendicesp. x
Abbreviationsp. xi
Weights, Measures, and Currenciesp. xii
Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgementsp. xxiii
Introduction to the Second Editionp. xxv
Introduction to the First Editionp. xli
Patterns of Trading, 1768-1898
Traditional Patterns of Trade of the Sulu Sultanatep. 5
The Sino-Sulu Trade
Buginese Trade with the Sulu Sultanate
Balambangan and the Rise of the Sulu Sultanate: The Formative Years, 1772-1775p. 17
The External Trade of the Sulu Sultanate: Florescence, 1768-1848p. 38
The Country Trade
The Manila-Jolo Trade
The Internal Trade of the Sulu Zonep. 67
Marine Gardens
The Littoral and Riverine Procurement Trade of East Borneo
Rice in the Economy of the Sulu Sultanate
The External Trade of the Sulu Sultanate: Vicissitudes, 1856-1878p. 104
Labuan and Singapore
Trade and Transformation in the Sulu Zone, 1856-1898p. 126
The Chinese in Sulu's Economy
The Northeast Coast of Borneo
Patterns of Raiding, 1768-1898
Slave Raiding in Southeast Asia, 1768-1830p. 149
The Iranun, Lords of the Eastern Seas
Slave Raiding in Southeast Asia, 1830-1898p. 182
The Balangingi, The Fishers of Men
Slave Marketing in the Sulu Zone, 1768-1878p. 198
Slavery in the Sulu Sultanatep. 215
The Captivesp. 237
The Odyssey
Conclusionp. 252
Appendicesp. 256
Notesp. 316
Glossaryp. 359
Bibliographyp. 361
Indexp. 382
List of Tables
Marine-Jungle produce annually exported from Jolop. 65
Estimated annual volume of marine / jungle produce imported to Sulu from the northeast Bornean coastp. 94
The village economy of Jolo's coastal communities and offshore islandsp. 96
The Iranun communities in the Sulu Archipelago (1814)p. 153
Slave raiding and population variations in Nueva Caceres (1751-1815)p. 179
A list of slaves taken on board the Santa Filomena at Jolo and Tawi-Tawi in September and October of 1862p. 202
Some prices of Filipino slaves in kind (1822-1847)p. 204
Slaves retailed from prahusp. 205
Average number of slaves carried on Samal raiding prahus, 1826-1847p. 207
List of Maps
Sulu Archipelagop. xl
Sulu Sultanates Trade in Southeast Asiap. 2
Plan of the Settlement of Balambanganp. 35
The Sulu Zonep. 103
Slave Raiding in Southeast Asiap. 146
Slave Raiding in the Philippinesp. 167
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